INDIANAPOLIS — Friends, family and community members gathered Monday evening to show their love and support for the Coleman family who lost nine members in a duck boat accident in Missouri last week.
Mourners gathered at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church where Pastor Carl Liggins led a service remembering the members of the Coleman family who were lost and also the two that survived.
“We are praying for her still and the City of Indianapolis is praying for her,” Liggins said.
Tia’s husband and three of her children were among the nine family members who died. Tia and her nephew, Donovan, were the only members of the Coleman family to survive the accident.
“People can keep us in their prayer because without prayer and without God, we would fail,” said Cupid Sharp, Tia’s aunt. Terry Webster, Tia’s cousin, said he appreciates the support coming from both near and far.
“We ask the whole state and country to continue to pray for us. They have shown great support,” Webster said.
An investigation will look at whether operators of the boat violated Coast Guard-issued limitations by venturing into the water Thursday as thunderstorms hit the area.
Tia’s husband, Glenn, and their three kids, Arya, 1, Evan, 7, and Reece, 9, will be laid to rest on Friday.
The viewing will be held at Grace Apostolic Church, located at 649 E. 22nd St., at 8 a.m. on Friday, followed by the funeral at noon.
Arrangements for the other five family members who died in the accident have not been announced.
Through a GoFundMe page, over $600,000 has been raised to help the Coleman family. The link to that page is here: